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Fire destroys camper home of family near Dettah

A woman and her daughter are uninjured but homeless after a fire destroyed their camper near Dettah on the night of Dec. 9. "We were inside my brother's place celebrating a birthday. Then I noticed...

Yellowknife city councillors ‘concerned’ as 9-1-1 set to roll out

Another delay won't snag the territory-wide 9-1-1 service coming online next Monday. That's the message Eleanor Young, deputy minister of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA), told Yellowknife city councillors peppering her with questions over staffing,...

Highrise owner predicts fire-damaged building in Hay River could be reopened by Dec. 1

Harry Satdeo, the owner of the fire-damaged Mackenzie Place highrise apartment building in Hay River, is still hoping that it will soon reopen. In a telephone interview on Oct. 25, Satdeo said he is looking...

Fire strikes Crestview Manor apartment

A fire broke out at Crestview Manor on Sunday morning, with billowing smoke seen from across the city. Fire trucks, municipal enforcement officers, RCMP and private security personnel were at the scene at 5001 52...

Fire damage to Kugluktuk High School estimated at less than $100,000

A fire lit beneath Kugluktuk High School on Tuesday evening caused damage that’s expected to cost less than $100,000 to repair, according to the Department of Community and Government Services (CGS). A fire was set...

Youths suspected of starting fire that closed Kugluktuk High School, mayor says

It’s believed youths were responsible for starting a Tuesday evening fire under Kugluktuk High School that forced the facility to remain closed on Wednesday, Mayor Ryan Nivingalok says. A fire set under Kugluktuk High School...

Fire destroys Iglulik home

An early morning fire razed a privately-owned home in Iglulik on Tuesday. The house, which is located near some GN staff units, was not occupied and was only used sparingly by the owner, according to...

Satdeo delays opening of Hay River highrise to early September

Harry Satdeo's prediction that his fire-damaged Mackenzie Place highrise would be re-opened for occupancy by the end of August has not come to pass. However, the owner of the 16-storey apartment building believes it will...

A guided tour of highrise in Hay River

Harry Satdeo wants Hay River to know that the Mackenzie Place highrise is very close to being ready to reopen. And to prove that, the owner of the apartment building invited The Hub for a...

RCMP updates public on Iqaluit and Apex fire investigations: three of four solved

A blaze early Sunday, June 30 in the lower plateau area, or 5300 block, took out several units of a 10-plex, and saw neighbouring multiplexes evacuated. Neighbours said they saw the residents of the unit...

Fire update: City of Iqaluit confirms third fire, in addition to two reported...

In addition to the shacks and the ten-plex fires, which took place the evening of June 29 and the morning of June 30, the City of Iqaluit has confirmed a third fire. Read: Fires in...

Fires in Iqaluit: a 10-plex and several shacks destroyed by fire within 12 hours

A blaze early Sunday morning in the lower plateau area, or 5300 block, took out several units of a 10-plex, and saw neighbouring multiplexes evacuated. Flames and smoke consume part of a 10-plex in the...

Dry conditions close 60th Parallel Territorial Park

The Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) has closed the 60th Parallel Territorial Park due to the threat of wildfires, states a Wednesday news release. The park – which is one of the first...

Northwest Territories wildfire season “about average” so far

The warm, dry months of summer signal the start of wildfire season in the Northwest Territories, and this year is off to an 'average' start, officials say. There are currently 28 wildfires in the territory...
A house fire has broken out on Ingraham Drive. Brendan Burke/ NNSL photo

House fire on Ingraham Drive near Pilots’ Monument

A fire engulfed a home on Ingraham Drive in Old Town below the Pilots' Monument Tuesday afternoon. The blaze, which prompted a large-scale response from the Yellowknife Fire Division (YKFD), and shrouded the area in...
Rev. Francis Delaplain of St. Andrew's Anglican Church says a fundraising effort has basically wrapped up for people displaced by the March 15 fire at the Mackenzie Place highrise. Paul Bickford/NNSL photo

Highrise fire fundraising in Hay River collects $9,400

A fundraising effort for people displaced by the March 15 fire at the Mackenzie Place highrise has basically wrapped up with a total of $9,400 having been collected. Rev. Francis Delaplain of St. Andrew's Anglican...
Hay River is still dealing with the aftermath of a March 15 fire on the 11th floor of the Mackenzie Place apartment building. No residents are currently living in the structure and it is uncertain when they may return. NNSL file photo

Owner plans to reopen fire-damaged highrise in Hay River

The owner of the Mackenzie Place highrise – damaged by a fire on March 15 and now empty of tenants as a result – says he plans to repair and reopen the building. "We're starting...
Almost no smoke could be seen on March 22 from the fire at the Hay River landfill site. However, efforts continued to completely put out the fire that was first noticed on March 3. Paul Bickford/NNSL photo

Dump fire almost out in Hay River

The battle appears to be almost won to put out a fire at the Hay River landfill site. "We're hoping we're seeing the end of the tunnel here," said Deputy-Mayor Robert Bouchard, the spokesperson on...
A fire broke out in an apartment on the 11th floor of Hay River's Mackenzie Place - commonly referred to as the highrise - on the afternoon of March 15. Paul Bickford/NNSL photo

125 people displaced by fire at the highrise in Hay River

The 125 residents of the highrise that caught fire in Hay River on Friday will have to wait until March 20, and possibly longer, before they can return to their homes. At a March 16...
Firefighters, excavators and water trucks battle a fire at the landfill in Hay River on the morning of March 11. The fire, which had been smouldering for almost a week, flared up on March 9. Paul Bickford/NNSL photo

Hay River declares state of emergency over dump fire

An emergency has been declared in Hay River after a smouldering fire at the dump flared up on March 9. The Town of Hay River declared the local state of emergency at 3 p.m. on...

Fire Marshall investigating after early morning fire

The Office of the Fire Marshal is investigating after an early morning fire at Gold City Court. The City of Yellowknife Fire Division (YKFD) was dispatched to 11 Gold City Court at 1:08 a.m. this...
The aftermath of the Rockhill fire earlier this year. Residents of the destroyed building are now questioning where money raised to help them have gone. Dylan Short/NNSL photo

YWCA searching for new building, funding after fire

The YWCA NWT is still recovering after a fire decimated Rockhill Apartments containing its transitional housing facility and offices on October 2. Last week, Yellowknifer reported on the claims of former Rockhill residents who said...

Man calls for better cleanup after fire

A Yellowknife man is calling for the owner of a Franklin Avenue property destroyed by a summer fire to do a better cleanup on the remains of the building. An overnight fire on June 11...
Rockhill Apartments englufed in flames. Dylan Short/NNSL

YWCA receives more than $195,000 in donations after Rockhill fire

The YWCA  NWT has received $195,100 in donations following the Oct. 2 fire that destroyed the company's headquarters and displaced 33 families in Rockhill Apartments. “The outpouring of support from the community has been...

Fire destroys Inuvik ambulance base, investigation of cause underway

A fire broke out at the Inuvik ambulance base shortly after 1 a.m. Saturday Jan. 20. No crews were on site at the time of the fire, according to Sean Ivens, president and CEO...